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Cooking with Kids - Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cooking with Kids - Spending time with children is the happiest thing for parents. What's more, if we as parents are busy working, the moment to spend time together is certainly very much awaited by both us and our kids One of the activities that we spend together is cooking. During cooking, we can ask children to talk about their daily activities. Don't be surprised if you learn a lot of new things while cooking with your kids. 

For that moment, we will give one of our recipes that you can cook with your baby, Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. The reason we recommend this meals is because this recipe is easy to make and will definitely help you create fun moments with your kids.

Use up over-ripe bananas to create a crowd-pleasing afternoon-tea cake. - Michelle Southan & Gemma Purcell

About Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Prep: 30m
  • Cook: 1h
  • Portions: 8 servings

Attentions this recipe Contains gluten, milk, soy, egg and wheat.


Ingredients for Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed overripe banana (about 2 large bananas)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp Coles Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1 banana, extra, to decorate
  • Fresh lemon juice, to brush

Cream cheese frosting

  • 125g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 230g (1 1/2 cups) icing sugar mixture
  • 1 1/2 tsp buttermilk
This recipe is for 8 servings, so if you want make more please make proper adjusment.


Step 1
Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a round 20cm (base measurement) cake pan with melted butter
Step 2
Place the butter, sugar, banana, eggs and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor, and process for 2 minutes or until well combined. Add the buttermilk and process until combined.
Step 3
Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda, and process until just combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Shake the pan to settle the mixture. Bake in oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 10 minutes to cool slightly, before transferring the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 4
Meanwhile, to make the cream cheese frosting, use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until well combined. Add the icing sugar and beat until well combined. Add the buttermilk and beat until the mixture is pale and creamy.
Step 5
Place the cake on a serving plate. Spread the cream cheese frosting over the top of the cake.
Step 6
Peel and thinly slice the extra banana. Lightly brush 1 side of each slice of banana with lemon juice. Arrange the banana slices, lemon juice side up, around the edge of the frosting to serve.


Freezing tip: At the end of step 3, wrap the cake in two layers of plastic wrap, then in foil. Label, date and freeze for up to four months. Thaw overnight at room temperature. Continue from step 4.


Finally now you ready to serve for your family. Making sure you make extra portions because they will ask more. 
What do you think? It's quick, isn't it? I'm sure everyone can easily make it home including you. Nothing at all is impossible if you want in order to try. 
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